Many of you will know Jez Allinson, also known as the Guinness Book of Records Marathon record holder for completing the London Marathon last year as the fastest runner dressed as a Star Wars character “The Running Stormtrooper”, and his latest endeavour to run 100km in his final appearance to raise funds for Make A Wish and Spread a Smile.

Well, he now has a challenge for you in the form of a virtual race with some awesome medals to be won.

A virtual race is one that can be completed at any location or time, meaning you do not have to physically turn up to a race start line. You could complete your virtual race in your lunch break, before work, after dropping the kids off for school, on a treadmill at the gym or you could walk it at the weekend. It doesn’t matter where or when you do it! You simply provide evidence of the run by taking a photo of your running app such as ‘Map my Run’ or ‘Strava’, or a running watch etc. It’s that simple. Oh and it’s for all ages 🙂

The Last Stormtrooper Virtual Run: Something for Everyone

I have been working closely with a great company called ‘My Race’ who have really listened to my needs with regards to ensuring mass participation of all levels of runners both novice and established athlete.

I wanted to have 4 different lengths of race however the cost of producing 4 different medal moulds would have been excessive so we have come up with a fantastic idea to ensure each race medal is easily identifiable!  Mark Daniels has once again come up trumps and has designed 4 different medal ribbons, each one has a classic ‘Lightsaber’ colour. Individually they will look great, as a set of 4 they will look awesome!!!

As Jez states there are four different races with four different medals.  It costs £14 to enter a single race with discounts for multiple races.  Find out how to take part here.

The Races

1 Mile – Red Ribbon – The Lightsaber of the Sith

5 Miles – Green Ribbon – The colour of Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber in Return of the Jedi

Marathon – Blue Lightsaber – The colour of the Lightsaber owned by Anakin Skywalker and passed on to Luke.

100 Km – Purple Lightsaber – The Lightsaber used by Mace Window in Revenge of the Sith

 The last 2 runs do not be have to run in 1 go! You could spread the 100 Km or run over 4 weeks if you like! The Marathon can be run in 2 goes if need be.

Why not support Jez’s great efforts and get the entire family fit and running as he progress towards his goal.  You can sponsor Jez here and keep track of all his efforts for following @stormtrooper_run on Instagram